NASA's SpacePlace is a great place to have fun learning about satellites. You'll find videos, stories, animations, and projects.
NOAA, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, operates polar-orbiting and geostationary satellites for the purpose of earth observation and weather monitoring. Check out its videos, website, and images to learn more about the work of NOAA satellites.
GOES stands for Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite. The GOES-R are a series of weather satellites, built by NASA and operated by NOAA, that orbit 22,000 miles above the earth. At the GOES-R page for students you'll find fun videos, posters, and a comic book.
Scijinks is NOAA's site for kids. On the Scijinks: Satellites page, you'll find all kinds of clips and animations about science and weather satellites. Then go to the Scijinks: Scientists page and learn about cool jobs such as satellite controller, search and rescue specialist, satellite liaison, and satellite launch manager.
Check out nine different kinds of satellites with nine different uses.
Pictures taken from satellites are pretty amazing! See some incredible satellite images taken of different Earth locations.
Eyes on the Earth lets you fly along with NASA's Earth-science missions and observe what satellites are monitoring in real time.
Stars, galaxies, and planets: Beautiful Images from the Hubble Space Telescope.
Would you like to build a satellite? Learn more about the design process involved in creating a satellite, and meet an aerospace engineer who works on satellites. Perhaps this will be your job someday!
Build paper models of NASA satellites with these printable instructions and model parts.
Videos of space satellites are fascinating. Take a look at these!
- How do satellites bring TV shows
- How does the ISS stay up
- Ready Jet Go!
- Check Out The Satellites!
- How Many Satellites Are In Space?
- Meet a Weather Satellite: JPSS from NOAA
- How Do Satellites Get and Stay in Orbit?
- Satellites and Biodiversity: Elephants
- Amy's Top Five Facts about Satellites
- Deep Space High: Everything You Need to Know About Satellites
- Why Don't Satellites Fall Out Of The Sky?
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